12 03, 2018

An unforgettable celebration

2018-03-12T12:51:30+00:00 March 12th, 2018|

Despite a wicked nor’easter that chilled the region the night before, the atmosphere was exceedingly warm when 400 intrepid guests gathered at the Sheraton Boston to celebrate International Women's Day on Thursday. The event raised more than $100,000 for the International Institute. THANK YOU! The annual lunch honored three extraordinary immigrant women for their [...]

13 01, 2018

A Message from the CEO: The President is wrong

2018-01-13T03:50:30+00:00 January 13th, 2018|

With his much-publicized comment about Haitians and Africans, President Trump finally admitted this week that the foundation of his administration’s immigration policy is pure racism. As an organization dedicated to welcoming the world’s most vulnerable people, we strongly condemn these offensive and egregious statements about immigrants. It is disheartening, to say the least, to [...]

8 12, 2017

Winter clothing needed for immigrants and refugees

2018-02-22T14:38:47+00:00 December 8th, 2017|

Winter Clothing & Gear  Needed in Lowell, Boston, and Manchester, NH The oncoming winter brings new challenges to some IINE refugee and immigrant clients, many of whom are unused to the cold weather in New England. We are appealing to our community to help the people we support in Manchester, NH, Boston and Lowell [...]

29 05, 2017

Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center Supports New Americans on the Path to Success

2017-08-09T23:00:31+00:00 May 29th, 2017|

IINE-Manchester partners with Crotched Mountain to help refugees and immigrants begin healthcare careers The biggest challenge for Khem Basnet when he arrived in the U.S. was studying for his driver’s license exam and buying a car, which was vital to getting a job in New Hampshire. In 2008, the International Institute of New England [...]

25 05, 2017

Equipping Immigrants with Workplace Skills

2017-08-09T23:00:38+00:00 May 25th, 2017|

IINE-Boston’s Service Industry Training Program prepares immigrants for hospitality, healthcare, and banking jobs In April 2014, Asma Amahri came to the U.S. from Morocco knowing little English. Shortly after her arrival, however, she took a job as a cashier at Dunkin’ Donuts in East Boston. While this position did not meet her  career goals, [...]

29 05, 2017

Volunteer Highlight

2017-08-09T23:00:17+00:00 May 29th, 2017|

Louisa French, Resettlement and Employment Training Volunteer, IINE-Lowell Over the past five years, Louisa French has volunteered at the International Institute of New England’s Lowell site office in nearly every capacity. From organizing in-kind donations to setting up newly-arrived families’ apartments, she plays a significant role in welcoming newcomers to Lowell. Louisa’s personal interest [...]

29 05, 2017

Employee Spotlight

2017-08-09T23:00:00+00:00 May 29th, 2017|

We asked our employees what they like most about their jobs at IINE. Here’s what they said: Britney Aranda, Home Study and Post Release Program Case Manager, IINE-Boston “I’m able to advocate for our minors while giving them a voice that empowers them to thrive. There’s no greater feeling than seeing a client succeed.” [...]

29 05, 2017

The International Institute of New England Receives $10K Grant from the Boston Foundation

2017-08-09T22:59:54+00:00 May 29th, 2017|

“The Boston Foundation awarded The International Institute of New England (IINE) a grant of $10,000,” Jeff Thielman, CEO and President of the International Institute said today. According to Thielman, the grant will help expand the Institute’s volunteer program and establish a volunteer coordinator position at their Boston site office. “There is an overwhelming amount [...]

29 05, 2017

2017 International Women’s Day Luncheon: Global Stories of Inspiration

2017-08-09T22:59:44+00:00 May 29th, 2017|

On March 8, 2017, nearly 400 people – including employees of 38 Greater Boston companies – joined clients and staff of the International Institute of New England (IINE), Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, and WCVB news anchor Maria Stephanos to celebrate International Women’s Day. This year, IINE observed the day by hosting a luncheon [...]

29 05, 2017

TripAdvisor Leads the Charge on Refugee Crisis

2017-08-09T22:59:37+00:00 May 29th, 2017|

IINE-Boston partners with TripAdvisor to locally respond to the global humanitarian issue. When the worldwide migrant and refugee crisis hit its peak in 2015, TripAdvisor’s CEO Steve Kaufer invited the company’s traveler community to support organizations that help refugees, and the company agreed to match their donations dollar for dollar. In September of 2016, [...]